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Bringing books to life

Go on a wonderful adventure with celebrity presenters as they tell you about their favourite children’s books in the BBC’s Bringing Books to Life

Watch 20 of your favourite celebrities read extracts from their favourite books. Commissioned by the BBC’s Learning Zone.

'The Worst Witch' by Jill Murphy

Commissioned by the BBC’s Learning Zone

'George’s Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl

Commissioned by the BBC’s Learning Zone

'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton

Commissioned by the BBC’s Learning Zone

'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo

Commissioned by the BBC’s Learning Zone

'Lizzie Zipmouth' by Jacqueline Wilson

Commissioned by the BBC’s Learning Zone


Information for adults

Schools

Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.

Families

Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.

Libraries

Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.